The Television Will Be Revolutionized, Second Edition (Paperback)
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The Television Will Be Revolutionized, Second Edition (Paperback)

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Paperback 352 Pages / Published: 19/09/2014
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Go behind the TV screen to explore what is changing, why it is changing, and why the changes matters. Manyproclaimed the "end of television" in the early years of the twenty-firstcentury, as capabilities and features of the boxes that occupied a centralspace in American living rooms for the preceding fifty years were radicallyremade. In this revised, second editionof her definitive book, Amanda D. Lotz proves that rumors of the death oftelevision were greatly exaggerated and explores how new distribution andviewing technologies have resurrected the medium. Shifts in the basic practicesof making and distributing television have not been hastening its demise, butare redefining what we can do with television, what we expect from it, how weuse it-in short, revolutionizing it. Television,as both a technology and a tool for cultural storytelling, remains as importanttoday as ever, but it has changed in fundamental ways. The Television Will Be Revolutionized provides a sophisticatedhistory of the present, examining television in what Lotz terms the"post-network" era while providing frameworks for understanding the continuedchange in the medium. The second edition addresses adjustments throughout theindustry wrought by broadband delivered television such as Netflix, YouTube,and cross-platform initiatives like TV Everywhere, as well as how technologiessuch as tablets and smartphones have changed how and where we view. Lotz beginsto deconstruct the future of different kinds of television-exploring how"prized content," live television sports and contests, and linear viewing mayall be "television," but very different types of television for both viewersand producers. Throughinterviews with those working in the industry, surveys of trade publications,and consideration of an extensive array of popular shows, Lotz takes us behindthe screen to explore what is changing, why it is changing, and why the changesmatter.


Publisher: New York University Press
ISBN: 9781479865253
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Television is anything but dead, but we are now fully into the post-network era that Amanda D. Lotz projected when this book was first published. An incredibly prescient book, setting many of the terms through which television studies has understood these changes, the revised edition updates its account to reflect an age when Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon are now competing for Emmy and Peabody Awards, when television content is being funded through Kickstarter, and where web series are diversifying whose stories get told."-Henry Jenkins,co-author of Spreadable Media: Creating Meaning and Value in a Networked Culture
"In this second edition, Lotz not only updates us on developments over the past seven years; she digs deeper and thinks harder about the revolutionary changes taking place in the television today. An outstanding contribution to television studies and an invaluable guide for students, scholars, and professionals."-Michael Curtin,co-director, Media Industries Project

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